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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 09:00

My mum was poorly at the care home last evening.  My feeling is that she hasn't got much left And the realisation of that was/is startling.  The carers put her to bed and we sat with her for a while but she really wanted to sleep.  Will ring this morning.  

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 08:56

Don't chick those phormiums Fairy.  they are rejuvenated by regular division.  So many phormiums are left to grow huge and thus look awful.  Mine are divided every 2 or 3 years and this keeps their intense colour.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 08:52

Morning folks

a second morning of frost. cold. Bright. 

have good day everybody 

Plant support

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 00:01

Any news of Clueless....James?  Enjoyed his contributions. ,hope he is ok 

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 23:59

Mike, I have moved peonies for them to flower the following year.  The secret is to plant them shallowly I think, for the sun to bake the roots.  

Getting rid of?  Lily of the valley, an old cornus  elegantissima that occupied space but never looked as happy as another I have elsewhere, (a group,of echinaceas, calamagrostis and geums will replace), and a tired yellow juniper that never really lived up to its billing (again perennials and grasses here).  A large convolvulous cneorum too, although quite lovely esp in spring and summer, is beginning to show its age despite pruning efforts to re-invigorate it, will probably fall victim to a sudden whim over this winter.   Oh!  And a dwarf pine too is beginning to disenchant me.  Pinus Winter Gold though tempts me instead 

hot composting

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 23:39

You are making me re examine my own composting methods David.  I think I've gotten a bit lazy....good compost takes some effort clearly. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:37

Lesley, your joke was so rivettingly good that I'm tempted to resurrect my joke thread

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:29

I toad you Fairy....I don't like it . ......oops!  Get my coat?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:56

Could never eat toad in the hole.  The name has always put me off 

Lily-of-the-valley where do you grow yours?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:53

Yes Edd, I have had pink too.  Same solution though...getting rid.  However, good idea to grow them in pots ......hadn't thought of that 

keeping a small contained group of both white and pink....for sentimental reasons 

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